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Where To Find MCH Resources: An Introduction. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): Keisha Watson and John Richards. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 18 minutes.

Annotation: This short presentation discusses the information needs of MCH professionals and identifies distinct online resources to address those needs, from pop and professional sources such as Google, PubMed, and Wikipedia to grant-supported resources that address MCHB topical programs and initiatives. Topics include data warehouses, research centers, epidemiology sites, professional and membership organizations

Learning Objectives: • Identify information needs of professionals • Explain the differences between types of online resources • Differentiate between trusted and questionable online resources • Understand where to go to find additional resources

Maternal Health in Crisis: Ensuring Nationwide Access to Maternity Care Providers. Year Developed: 2017. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and NIHCM Foundation. Presenter(s): Ashlyn Christianson, Katy Kozhimannil PhD, Mallory Schwarz. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: Nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow, with projections showing as many as 8,800 fewer OB-GYNs practicing than will be needed in 2020. Maternity workforce shortages and maldistribution are of particular concern for the Medicaid program, which covers about half of all births in the U.S. Meanwhile, American women are dying from pregnancy-related complications at a higher rate than in any other developed country—a problem that’s exacerbated by limited access to providers.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the dynamics behind maternity workforce challenges, particularly in rural and other underserved areas; • Learn an example of a public-private collaboration to connect Medicaid mothers-to-be with prenatal care and resources like transportation to doctor visits; • Describe how financial incentives can be used to encourage medical professionals to specialize in maternal health and to work in underserved areas.

Basic Epidemiology. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This course is intended for public health practitioners who do not have significant knowledge or experience in the field of epidemiology. The course offers an opportunity to learn how an epidemiologist investigates the causes of disease, its distribution, how it spreads, and measures for control and prevention. There are four modules in this course: 1. Important Terms in Epidemiology 2. Models for Understanding the Infectious Process 3. Epidemiology in Practice 4. Surveillance

Learning Objectives: • Discuss important terms and concepts for basic epidemiology practice. • Describe the inter-related aspects of the infectious disease process and methods of breaking this "chain" of infection. • Understand basic epidemiology in practice, using a case study of a food-borne outbreak as an example. • Perform basic surveillance tasks in an appropriate and timely manner. • Utilize your regional epidemiologist as a resource for outbreak investigations.

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Public Health Emergencies: Strategies and Tools for Meeting the Needs of Children. Year Developed: 2006. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Presenter(s): Irwin Redlener, MD; George L. Foltin, MD; Michael Shannon, MD, MPH; David Markenson, MD. Type: Webcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This Web conference, broadcast January 11, 2006, explored key issues surrounding the preparedness planning for the care of children. It highlighted innovative research, tools and models that can be used in developing effective preparedness strategies for addressing the unique needs of children. In addition to the streaming presentation with a text transcript, the site includes presentation slides and a text version of four presentations.

Learning Objectives: • Report on and discuss lessons learned regarding care and support for children following Hurricane Katrina. • Discuss and show clips from a training video on establishing decontamination centers for children exposed to chemical agents. • Report on the December 13-15, 2005, national conference, Special Considerations in Emergency Preparedness, focusing in part on pediatric needs. • Discuss the Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness Resource, a guide that will serve as a comprehensive clinical and policy reference on the needs of children following a public health emergency or other disaster. • Highlight updates to the Pediatric Disaster and Terrorism Preparedness National Guidelines that address vulnerabilities of children to public health emergencies and disasters.

Pediatric Trauma and Disaster. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This online course addresses specific topics in pediatric trauma care, hospital disaster preparedness, and response for incidents involving children. The course provides an overview of early hospital responder care for pediatric trauma and disasters with an emphasis on hazards and response capabilities. The curriculum covers emergency department preparedness for receiving multiple pediatric patients, and conducting an acute assessment, diagnosis and stabilization of the severely injured child. Examples and lessons learned from responding to pediatric injuries resulting from the 2011 Alabama tornado outbreak are discussed.

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Continuing Education: 1 Certificate of Attendance

Pediatric Issues in Disasters and Emergencies. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: The purpose of this introductory course is to provide an overview of pediatric issues that should be considered before, during, and after emergencies. In this course, the definition of disaster is all-hazards; some of the topics covered include: keeping children safe from violence after a disaster, basic preparatory measures that caregivers should take in case of family separation due to disaster, and issues related to the pediatric health care system.

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Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance

Motivational Interviewing: Supporting Patients in Health Behavior Change. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Rebecca Lang EdD, RDH, CHES. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This course is designed to equip healthcare providers and ancillary staff with the knowledge and tools to optimize patient behavior change to ultimately improve health outcomes. The following are the topics that will be covered in this course: • Components of Motivational Interviewing (MI) • Benefits of Using Motivational Interviewing • Traditional Expert-Centered Model vs. MI Patient-Centered Model • Principles of Motivational Interviewing • Readiness to Elicit Change Talk

Learning Objectives: • Implement effective patient communication strategies based on individualized readiness to make a behavior change. • Increase healthcare providers’ knowledge on the importance and utilization of the patient-centered model of behavior change. • Implement motivational interviewing techniques during patient visits for improved health outcomes.

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Continuing Education: 0.12 CEU/CE; 1 Dietitians CPE

Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Internet. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Christopher Childs, MS. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: The University of Iowa College of Public Health Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center, in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA), has developed a practiced-based education course targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The course is part of the UMPHTC’s continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce. Topics discussed include how to enhance searching, and utilize databases for finding health information.

Learning Objectives: • Evaluate health information on the Internet using standard criteria. • Explain how to enhance searching in electronic resources. • Locate public health information resources on the Internet. • Identify regional and national public health training opportunities.

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